The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World by Daniel Yergin

"The author received the Pulitzer Prize for his previous book, 'The Prize.' 

"This book covers the energy aspect of  that unique atom--carbon--and the maneuvering by the world to obtain sufficient energy.  It should be a reference guide for world leaders, academics, and serious students.

"The excellent research into global warming helps us understand past and present actions.  An experiment showing the capture of infrared light was enlightening.  Also space travel outlined the disparate atmospheres of Venus and Mars and corresponding ground temperatures. 

"Later parts of the book cover renewables, efficiency and the development of the electric car. In 2009, China surpassed the USA in new car sales, and China and Japan are trying extensively to upgrade the electric car."

~Review by Dan Montgomery

"A master storyteller as well as a leading energy expert, Daniel Yergin shows us how energy is an engine of global political and economic change."